International CFO/VP Finance with proven ability to build and position companies for long-term growth/profitability. International and domestic public company, private equity, family company, and IPO and MBO experience. Strategic partner to CEO, with board contact and strong change management skills. Expertise in strategic and business planning, banking and financing, acquisitions/divestitures, cost improvement, IT and HR. Manufacturing, processing,
International CFO/VP Finance with proven ability to build and position companies for long-term growth/profitability. International and domestic public company, private equity, family company, and IPO and MBO experience. Strategic partner to CEO, with board contact and strong change management skills. Expertise in strategic and business planning, banking and financing, acquisitions/divestitures, cost improvement, IT and HR. Manufacturing, processing, distribution, and service experience. “Big Four” audit experience and CPA equivalent.
Specialties: Mid Market Companies in the Manufacturing, Processing, Distribution, and Service sectors.Broad international exposure in the UK, Europe, Asia, Middle East, USA and Canada.
VP Finance & Chief Financial Officer @ Block and Company, Inc. was founded in 1934, and is headquartered in Wheeling, Illinois. It is a privately held manufacturer of office products, cash handling equipment and supplies to businesses in the banking, gaming, hospitality, vending, restaurant, educational and business services industries.
Block, MMF Industries, and MMF POS are divisions of Block and Company.
Block product categories include coin and currency handling, check handling and document storage, coin and currency bags, drive-up and ATM supplies, forms, imaging supplies, signage, lobby supplies, crowd control products, identification and security products and office, breakroom and janitorial supplies.
MMF Industries is a US manufacturer with over 70 years of metal fabrication experience. It targets office supply distributors, office supply retailers, financial suppliers and online retailers with a full line of cash handling products, key cabinets and desk accessories.
MMF POS is a US manufacturer and a leading supplier of cash drawers and accessories, selling to POS/retail distributors and OEM accounts. From October 2013 to Present (2 years 3 months) VP Finance & Chief Financial Officer @ Family owned scrap metal processing and ingot/continuous cast rod manufacturing business. CFO, reporting to President of 2 divisions, 75 staff in 5 locations across 4 States. Responsible for Finance, IT and HR. From November 2011 to July 2012 (9 months) VP Finance & Chief Financial Officer @ Metal Service Center group acquired by a private equity firm in May 2010. VP & CFO reporting to CEO, with 4 divisions, 215 employees in 5 locations in the Mid West. Managed the transition of the multi-site finance and administration functions following the acquisition, and the departure of previous senior finance personnel. Corporate Finance department relocated to Ohio in early 2011. From July 2010 to January 2011 (7 months) VP Finance, Chief Financial Officer & Treasurer @ CFO of $350m business reporting to CEO with 4 divisions, 300 employees in 14 locations across Canada and 3 in the US Pacific North West. Manage 6 direct reports, including the 3 controllers of the business units and responsible for all aspects of the finance and administration, information technology and human resource functions.
• Recruited by CEO and top tier private equity majority owner to integrate a new acquisition and prepare the company for IPO or sale. Worked with investment bankers and private equity partner to complete the sale of the Group to Reliance Steel & Aluminum Co. in February 2007. From May 2005 to April 2010 (5 years) VP Finance and Chief Financial Officer @ CFO for $1b business and reported to the Managing Director/CEO. Business consisted of steel import office, 3 downstream service centers in 22 locations across US and Canada and a plate mini mill. The service centers were sold in 1Q, and the plate mill in the 2Q of 2004. Responsible for treasury, finance, accounting, credit control, annual planning, internal and external reporting, capital investment, taxation, legal, information technology, general administration, internal control and risk management. Managed 5 direct reports and 7 dotted line controllers. Board member of all key companies and worked closely with Divisional Presidents. From June 1994 to October 2004 (10 years 5 months) Chief Internal Auditor @ Responsible to the Executive Director Finance and the Chairman of the Audit Committee (an independent non-executive Director). Staff of 40, covering operations with combined US$12b sales. Departmental Budget of US$6m. From June 1990 to June 1994 (4 years 1 month) Senior Group Manager, Unilever International Audit / Finance Controller, Lever Industrial Ltd. @ Held progressive positions in International Audit and Financial Controller for $100m subsidiary at Unilever PLC. From February 1977 to May 1990 (13 years 4 months) Accountant @ Accounting/Audit Senior positions at PriceWaterhouseCoopers From February 1971 to February 1977 (6 years 1 month)
Loretto School, Musselburgh, Scotland From 1966 to 1971 John C.A. is skilled in: CFD, Financial Reporting, Managerial Finance, Acquisition Integration, Mergers, Cost Accounting, Sarbanes-Oxley Act, Restructuring, Financial Analysis, Forecasting, Financial Modeling, Accounting, Manufacturing, Corporate Finance, Process Improvement, Due Diligence, Risk Management, Private Equity
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